Welcome to the return of the bulletin. Vicki has agreed to take on the role of bulletin editor but she is away on family duties this week so I’m filling in.

Two weeks ago we had our official visit from District Governor John Leddy and his wife Barbara. John spoke to us about the state of Rotary in District 9600 and emphasised the ongoing problem of increasing membership and about  the meaning of Rotary and how to describe Rotary to others in just a few meaningful words. 

Barbara told us about her favoured project, Hummingbird House – a palliative care and respite centre for children. Alex advised that our club cluster is looking into a music event early next year to raise funds for this worthwhile project.
 
Last week our guest speaker was Elizabeth Henley, a Rotarian from Cooroy but she was speaking to us as a board member of Sundale Ltd.
Many of us are familiar with the Sundale story. The concept of an aged care facility in Nambour was first raised by the Apex club of Nambour in the 1960’s. Eventually both the Rotary Clubs in Nambour came on board and the project grew to what it is today, a multi site, not for profit organization covering all aspects of aged care, as well as affordable housing and even child care. The original site in Doolan Rd, Nambour is set for a major renovation in the next few years.
As a means of giving back to the community, the Sundale Foundation will be operating from next year.
The history link in our club website, http://nambour76rotary.org/ contains some detail of our early involvement in Sundale.
I have made a few changes recently to the website and our club facebook page. Have a look and let me know what you think.
Bill